Friday, May 29, 2015

Live for the Lord

Without peace and sanctification (holiness)  no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14

Holiness is separation unto God and the activity associated with this. (Vines)
So I should ask before I do something, “Is this an activity for God?” “Is this an activity that God would have me to do?”

In the natural we strive for meaning and fulfillment by the things the world offers. But what the world offers was never meant to provide deep satisfaction in life.

The beatitudes (Matthew5:3-12; Luke 6:20-23) show that life does not flow from this world and what it offers, but from God. The beatitudes are talking of being blessed when we have lack in our life. Lack in itself is not a blessing, but when we have Jesus lack provides an opportunity for faith and faith in God is what brings the answer in the kingdom of God.

Our possessions are tools to use in serving others. They don't provide life in themselves. Luke 12:15

Joy of the Lord taught in  John 16:22 comes from relationship not possessions.  Material and worldly things can be taken away. No one can take Jesus from us.  This is what Matthew 7:24-27 is talking about. (house built on the rock will stand)  If our joy is in this world, our joy will fail. Our hope will fail if we trust in things of this world. If we put our joy and hope in Christ, we experience everlasting life and joy. What can man do to us, when we have Christ as our source? Psalm 118:6

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How to Unblock the Flow of the Spirit

How to receive more of the Holy Spirit.
or How to unblock the Flow of the Spirit

Salvation Jn 3:3; Eph 1:13

HS baptism Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; Matthew 3:11

Worship Elisha 2 Kings 3:15; Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19

Fear the Lord. Ps 25:12 Then we can be taught John 14:26; Matthew 11:28-30

Meditate on the Word of God. Isaiah 30:15, 40:31; Josh 1:8; Ps 1:1-3; John 6:63

Take your mind off the desires of the flesh and put it on things of the Spirit.  Rom 8:5-13

Put to death the deeds of the Body; or live from the Spirit and not your fleshly desires Rom 8:5-13; Galatians 2:20; Romans 12:1,2

Repentance will bring refreshment. Acts 3:19

Refilling Rev 1:10; Isaiah 52:1,2; Romans 12:1,2

Not Quenched 1 Thes. 5:19
Don't keep rules seek God. Matt. 11:28-30; 1 Cor 3:17

Believe and step out in faith. If we don't we quench the Spirit. James 1:5-8

Pray in tongues! Pray in tongues and then in English. 1 Cor 14:15
Pray in tongues. 1 Cor. 14:5
Gives supernatural understanding and speaks to God. 1 Cor. 14:2
Gives access to other spiritual gifts. 1 Cor 12:8,10
Spiritual war. Eph. 6:18
Reveals God's wisdom 1 Cor. 1:27-29

Prove all things that are taught and hold fast to that which is good. 1 Thes. 5:21

We receive the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:14

Obedience brings the Holy Spirit. Acts 5:32

>It is not that we get more of the Holy Spirit. It is that the roadblocks stopping the Holy Spirit to function can be removed.

Fasting, by helping the poor will open avenues for God to flow. Isaiah 58:6f

>And what is obedience? It is loving God and loving others. With this love expressed we abide with God. John 14:21,23; 15:7

Ruling in the Kingdom   Ps 103:4 Crowned with lovingkindness and compassion.

Monday, May 18, 2015

How I pray to Get Answers

I like this tree because it's looking for the light.

1 Review your position in Christ. Eph 1:3,18; 2 Corinthians 5:17 Listen to God for His direction. John 10:27

2 Give your day to the Lord denying your fleshly desires. Romans 12:1,2; Matthew 11:28-30

3 Live in the joy of relationship with the Father. John 15:5; John 16:22

4 Base your prayers on God's promises. 2 Cor 1:20
Find the will of God in the matter. Answered prayer is promised for the will of God and our submission to Jesus with the cross of Christ. Rom 12:1,2; 1 John 3:22; John 15:7; 1 John 5:14,15

5  Confess what God has shown you is His will, even before you see it. Hebrews 10:23

6 Believe you receive the answer when you pray. Mark 11:23,24; 1 John 3:22; 1 John 5:14,15

7 See the answer coming to you. Your vision in the Spirit is reliant on your relationship with God and your commitment to Christ with self denial. Deut 2:24

See yourself through the Word as a success not a failure. Romans 13:14; Matthew 6:22; Deut. 28:13

8 Hold fast to your confession and stand on the word of God. Eph 6:13, Hebrews 10:23

9 Reject doubt 2 Cor 10:3-5
Fight off the opposition in faith and the word. 1 Timothy 1:12; Romans 5:17

10 Live in love. Faith works through love. Gal 5:6; 1 John 4:12 Let all you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 6:14
If you don't have love, stop and renew your love for God and others. 1 Peter 1:22

11 Sow to your future. Give out from your need. Luke 6:38; Acts 20:35
Don't give your time and money mindlessly. Give them in faith that God is working with you.

12 Act on your prayers of faith. If there is never any action there is no faith. Faithless prayers are religious.  James 2:17

13 Rejoice in God through all these steps. Especially if you don't see the answer.  Neh. 8:10; Psalm 100; Psalm 150:6; Psalm 34:1f
Use worship as a way to see your answer coming.
Don't neglect to worship God for your relationship.

14 Return to God and listen for His direction.

The short version to this is: PRAY AND GO. Pray and get direction from God. Then go and obey. Then return for analysis, prayer and adjustment. Then go again. Repeat.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Healing is Promised for All.

1 Peter 2:24 Healing was a done deal at the cross.

Ps 103:3 all sickness removed

Deut 7:15 all sickness removed

Acts 10:38 Jesus healed all with no accounts of Jesus turning down healing request.

Mark 16:18 We are told to lay hands on the sick and they will be healed, when we believe.

Matt 10:8 We are commanded to heal.

2 Corinthians 1:20 all the promises are yes and amen with Jesus.

Romans 8:32 We receive with Jesus all things, no good thing is withheld.

John 15:7 We can ask for whatever we wish as we abide.

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord him out of them all.

Ps 91:10 no sickness where we live as we abide.

Ps 91:3 If we are trapped God will get us out.

1 John 3:22 God answers all our prayers if we obey and please God.

James 5:14 Is any are sick? It's God's will to heal anyone.

John 14:14 All prayers are answered in Jesus name.

Gal 3:13,14 We are free from the curse, and sickness is part of that.

The promise for healing shows the problem of not being healed is not on God's end. We should seek God for where the problem is if there is no healing.